According to the spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Chike Oti, a spare parts dealer was apprehended by the police.
The millionaire car parts dealer identified as Pius Kingsley Ebere was apprehended by the police on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. The police patrol was led by the Area Commander, Mushin, ACP Akinbayo Olasoji.
On the aforementioned date, the security team stopped a Honda Accord with registration number FST 616 DV, owned and driven by the suspect. What would have become a routine check became a case of theft as the suspect fled. However, he was eventually arrested.
The vehicle was immediately confiscated by security operatives who discovered the following items, engraved with registration number AAA 472 CP:
Two headlamps, car stereo, four side door automatic control panels, brain box, side mirrors and four rear seats.
Thorough investigations revealed that the auto parts were stolen from a Lexus GX 472 SUV, belonging to Sulieman Waheed Adebola. When he was contacted by the police, he confirmed that the recovered items were parts of his car vandalised in Ekoro area of the state.
Furthermore, other stolen items recovered are: five brain boxes of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, four car stereo sets, a pair of Toyota Corolla 2011 rear lights, a pair of Toyota Corolla 2011 headlamps, three pairs of side mirrors and one front grill cover of Infinity Jeep.
The recovered loots were engraved with the licence registration of their owners. Who has since been contacted by the police to claim, with proof of ownership.
Additional investigations revealed that Pius Kingsley Ebere had an accomplice, one Peter Attah aka ‘Dangote’. Both men are big spare part dealers at the popular Ladipo market.
After a search warrant was executed, several suspected stolen car parts were recovered.
The commissioner of police in Lagos State, Edgal Imohimi advised Vehicle owners to engrave the registration numbers on vehicle parts. This according to him will discourage vandals and predispose them to arrest.
Recall that this arrest is coming exactly two months after the incident with another spare parts dealer in Ladipo market. On Aug. 12 2018, one Daniel Ekwereku was arrested by a police patrol for vandalising parked cars in streets on Mende- Maryland.
Although his attempts to evade arrest led to his death.